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Tesseract OCR Software Tutorial
A step-by-step guide for users to learn how to use Tesseract open-source software for performing optical character recognition (OCR) on a text corpus.
Now that you've installed all the packages you will need, we can manipulate and convert the files. Because Tesseract is for recognizing text layers, it is best to check if there is already a text layer present. We can check this using Xpdf which will output a .txt document upon performing this task. This is also a helpful tool if you wish to just obtain the text in a file.
In the terminal, input this code (using the path for your stored document on your system):
The file will come up blank. Because If this PDF does not already have embedded text, then it needs to be converted to a TIFF file before Tesseract can extract the text. Converting the document is simple, just enter: